There are plethora of places to visit in Alaska. From unique places that you can visit only in Alaska to cheap majestic sightseeing, all is possible if you know the right information. The Best Scenic Places are apt for all those who are visiting the state for a romantic getaway. Well, if you are actually planning one, then the best time to visit Alaska is during the Mid-May to Mid-September. During travel, preparation is vital, so it is best to know the right time and right place to understand them well in advance. Hence, we have listed some 50 best places that you can visit in Alaska during your vacations.

Places to drive in Alaska also are famous and many people love having road trips over there. If you are a history and artifacts lover and you are also driving to Alaska then you can visit Anchorage which is the largest city in Alaska. The place is filled with historical monuments and cultural places. There are many things that you can do in Alaska including visiting monuments and adventures as well.

Let us know the state first. To start with, Alaska is a state in the United States of America which is northwest of Canada. The state is home to about 7.4 lakh people. It has abundant forests, mountains, wildlife sanctuaries and open spaces that make it a scenic tourist destination to visit. The state of Alaska is also known as the largest state in the United States of America. The climate here is both warm and cold as it depends on the various regions of Alaska. The language spoken here is mostly English.

Top 50 Places To Visit in Alaska, U.S.A

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1Tracy Arm Fjord

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About: The Tracy Arm Fjord is named after the Secretary of Navy Tracy. Fjord is defined as a place that is a cliff which is created by glaciers. The U-shaped glacier entrance works as an excellent view for the tourists who are visiting Alaska. The Fjord is located in the Juneau which is also known as the capital of Alaska.

Why Should You Visit : Home to the most beautiful glacier and many arctic animals such as Seals, this place will for sure take your breath away.

Entry Fee : Nil

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Nil

2Denali National Park and Preserve

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About : The history of Denali National Park and Reserve can be dated to the year 1980. Charles Sheldon who was also a conservationist established the park and gave the idea of keeping the area as a national reserve. The park has a blend of glaciers, high mountain ranges, wild animals and what not. The highlight of the park is definitely the grizzly bear.

Why Should You Visit : You can sight beautiful scenery and greenery here.

Entry Fee : $40 for annual pass

Timings : 8 am to 5 pm, May through mid-September

Official Website : Denali National Park Reserve

3Aurora Ice Museum

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About : The Aurora Ice Museum is one place where you can get the most amazing view of Ice Sculptures. The place is heaven literally because it has sightings of the Northern Lights, Polar Bear Bedroom and many places that create a story observation for the visitor. The colored crystal chandeliers are a treat to the eyes. The place is located in Fairbanks.

Why Should You Visit : The Ice Museum has ice sculptures which are not present anywhere else in the world.

Entry Fee : Adults above 18 – $15, Youth Ages – $10

Timings : 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm and 7 pm

Official Website : Aurora Ice Museum

4Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

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About : The Klondike Gold Rush National Park has a very deep history because at one time this place literally had gold reserve in the river. This created a havoc in every persons mind and all of them set on a trail for seeking gold. The 33 mile Chilkoot Trail has many destinations that commemorate the past struggles of gold seekers.

Why Should You Visit : This is one of the best place for hikers.

Entry Fee : Free

Timings : 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Official Website : Klondike Gold Rush National Park

5Aurora Express Bed & Breakfast

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About : Located in Fairbanks, Alaska this place is what amazes tourists the most. The place is not just for a one day visit. It offers lodging and staying experiencing in the renovated historic cars built to take you back to the Nostalgia game

Why Should You Visit : For a Victorian Experience.

Entry Fee : Depends on the Suite

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Aurora Bed & Breakfast.

6Anchorage Light Speed Planet Walk

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About : The Anchorage Light Speed Planet Walk is a heaven on Earth for all those who love Astronomy and Planets. The Planet Walk is scale model of the Solar System. You can simply sit and relax over there and enjoy moments of the peace in between the man made units of planets.

Why Should You Visit : If you are an astronomy nerd, then do not miss the place for anything.

Entry Fee : Free

Timings : Anytime During Daytime

Official Website : Anchorage Light Speed Planet Walk

7Alaska Native Heritage Center

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About :The Alaska Native Heritage Center is a place for all those who are keen to know the cultural aspects of a place. It was opened in the year 1999. You can take your kids here and give them a rich learning experience of 11 of  Alaska’s major cultural groups.

Why Should You Visit : Experience Alaska’s Rich Heritage.

Entry Fee : Adults – $16.95

Timings : 9 am to 5 pm, Opens on 13th May until the Mid-September

Official Website : Alaska Native Heritage Center

8Iditarod National Historic Trail

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About : The trail is also known as Seward-to-Nome Trail by many. It is full of beautiful sceneries which include high mountains, glaciers, water bodies, and exotic species. The trail was first by gold seekers but now it is best known for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race which is held every year.

Why Should You Visit : Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is held every year and you can visit here for experiencing the event.

Entry Fee : Nil

Timings : Perfect for those who like adventurous hiking experience

Official Website : Iditarod National Historic Trail

9Katmai National Park

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About : The park is located in Southern Alaska having the most number of Salmons and Brown Bears. It was opened in the year 1980 under the  Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act. The park offers various fun activities like boating, sports fishing and bear watching etc for the visitors.

Why Should You Visit : You can sight brown bears here and click pictures with them.

Entry Fee : Free

Timings : 24*7

Official Website : Katmai National Park

10Chena Hot Springs

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About : The place was found around 100 years ago and has now been converted into a resort that serves tourists throughout the year. Summers are a great time to visit the place. The water in the hot springs is quite famous in the United States of America. Several artists also lay out their artwork in the resort. Winters are quite cold all through.

Why Should You Visit : If you are looking for a complete healing experience then you should visit Chena Hot Springs.

Entry Fees : Depends on the suite ( Starts $279.99)

Timings : Check in : 4 pm and Check out : 11 am

Official Website : Chena Hot Springs 

11Ketchikan

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Why Should You Visit : This is the best place for experiencing native culture.

Entry Fees : Nil

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Ketchikan

12Inside Passage

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Why Should You Visit : Spot amazing wildlife and incredible glaciers at this place.

Entry Fees : Nil

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Inside Passage

13Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

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Why Should You Visit : You can spot wildlife animals and exotic eagles over here.

Entry Fees : For Adults- $89 and For Kids – $50

Timings : 7 am to 11 pm

Official Website :Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary 

14Valdez

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Why Should You Visit : You can hire a charter for glacier viewing and wildlife spotting.

Entry Fees : Nil

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Valdez

15University of Alaska Museum

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Why Should You Visit : You can spot here the remains of ice aged steppe bison called the Blue Babe.

Entry Fees : Adults – $14

Timings : 9:00 am to 7:00 pm ( Summers)

Official Website : University of Alaska Museum

16Kroschel Films Wildlife Center

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Why Should You Visit : You can sight here a range of wildlife animals and cuddle with them.

Entry Fees : Nil

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Kroschel Films Wildlife Center

17Kodiak Laboratory Aquarium & Touch Tank

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Why Should You Visit : Fan of marine life, visit the fisheries and feel the aura in real.

Entry Fees : Nil

Timings : 8 am to 4:30 pm

Official Website Kodiak Laboratory Aquarium & Touch Tank

18Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

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Why Should You Visit : This place is very good for cultural visits.

Entry Fees : Depends on events

Timings : 8 am to 9 pm ( Summers), 7 days a week

Official Website : Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

19Alaska Raptor Center

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Why Should You Visit : The Raptor Center is actually reserve made for Raptors.

Entry Fees : Adults – $13

Timings : 8 am to 4 pm

Official Website Alaska Raptor Center

20Alaska Sea Life Center

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Why Should You Visit : You can spot sea life and donate for their well being as well.

Entry Fees : Adults – $13.95

Timings : 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Official Website Alaska Sea Life Center

21Jewell Gardens

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Why Should You Visit : Visit for a beautiful view of flowers and gardens. Also, experience Glassblowing over here.

Entry Fees : Adults – $12.50

Timings : 9 am to 5 pm Daily

Official Website : Jewell Gardens

22Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

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Why Should You Visit : Fan of Cars? Visit here to spot some vintage automobile cars and other vehicles.

Entry Fees : Adults – $13

Timings : 10 am to 8 pm

Official Website Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

23Coldfoot

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Why Should You Visit : Looking for Arctic Exploration, then the Cold foot Camp is the best for you.

Entry Fees : Depends on the lodges

Timings : Always open

Official Website Coldfoot

24Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve

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Why Should You Visit : From rainforest animals to marine life, the park is full of diversity.

Entry Fees : Free

Timings : 9 am to 4 pm

Official Website Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve

25The Eastern Aleutians

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Why Should You Visit : You can spot here the untamed landscape and a bunch of exotic birds at this place.

Entry Fees : Nil

Timings : Nil

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  • #26 The Chugach Mountains
  • #27 The Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
  • #28 Haines
  • #29 Matanuska Glacier
  • #30 Tatshenshini-Alsek River
  • #31 Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
  • #32 Alaska Highway
  • #33 Anchorage
  • #34 Homer
  • #35 Mendenhall Glacier
  • #36 Hubbard Glacier
  • #37 Splashdown Park
  • #38 Cultus National Park
  • #39 Alaska Rail Road
  • #40 Denali Star Train
  • #41 Pitchfork Falls
  • #42 Earthquake Park
  • #43 Seward Highway
  • #44 Eagle Beach
  • #45 Dalton Highway
  • #46 Gastineau Guiding Company
  • #47 Running Reindeer Ranch
  • #48 Anan Creek Bear Observatory
  • #49 Bridal Falls Waterpark
  • #50 White Water Slide & RV Park

Hope this article was informative to you. Check out the nearby places that you can visit in the United States of America.

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